Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroid dz and thyroid cancer

| May 23, 2012

This spring there were 2 patients in my office, both with known thyroid dz that were struggling with fatigue, heart palpitations and various other symptoms that were not adequately being addressed.  Both patients had repeat thyroid panels including antibody levels for Hashimoto’s drawn and both had thyroid Ultrasounds performed.  Both patients had an irregular border on […]


Thyroid disease in the Midwest

| April 10, 2012

Ever wonder why there is so much hypothyroid disease in the Midwest?  Doctors are diagnosing a larger number of patients with low functioning thyroid and autoimmune thyroid illness with numbers similar to 50-70 years ago.  Why?  There are several possible reasons:  1) The Midwest has no natural iodine in our rain water as that rainwater […]


Heart palpitations

| February 20, 2012

Recently saw a returning patient in her early 40’s having heart racing that was preventing her from sleeping but told normal ECG when heart tracing done in the Emergency Room. As heart palpitations can have many causes, bloodwork was done for female hormones, male hormones and thyroid. This patient had a normal thyroid panel but […]